RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Surface Geometry of Straight and Spiral Bevel Gears

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Y. C. Tsai, P. C. Chin

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 109(4), 443-449 (Dec 01, 1987) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258815 History: Received July 01, 1986; Online November 19, 2009


The fundamental geometrical characteristics of bevel gears have been discussed in this study. The mathematical modeling of the tooth surface geometry of bevel gears can be developed based on the basic gearing kinematics and involute geometry along with the tangent planes geometry. The parametric representations of the spherical involute and the involute spiraloid, which are the tooth surface geometry of straight bevels and spiral bevels, respectively, have been derived in this paper. This study may provide some fundamentals for computer numerical controlled manufacturing of bevel gears.

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